I currently work for an energy consultancy and part of the service they offer, under the term energy efficiency, is arranging the installation of smart meters and also the installation of new supplies.
The company I am looking to move to provides smart meters and new supply services. Ironically they are the company that my current employer generally uses.
In my view my current employer facilitates these services through other 3rd parties and my new employer fulfills these services and therefore they do not clash, but does the law see it my way?
My current employer principal has been known to be vindictive and I cannot risk ending up without any job.
I can scan in the relevant page, but it is a bit wordy to type in with my 2 finger method
Specifically related to the meters and new supplies item I would not expect it to be the case. If I was to end up dealing with any of their existing clients I would expect it to be through them.
On the general question of "would they lose business if I moved elsewhere" then it is possible as, in my opinion, they would not have the resources to manage the clients that I did and therefore some may not renew contracts in the future through the level of service dropping, but this is obviosuly subjective.
The offer of employement letter from my new supplier specifically states "you are able to accept this job and carry out the work that it would invlove without breaching any legal restrictions on your activities, such as restrictions imposed by a current employer", so you can see my concern over the issue.
P.S. sorry just realised how rude I have been, my name is Phil
Can I ask one last piece of advice on this.
I have not raised these terms with either the new employer or the recruitment agency that I went through.
My main concern is entering into employement with the new company and this becomes an issue thus losing me the job.
Do you think I should discuss it with them to be safe?
Have a good evening.